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John F. Kennedy was assassinated by men who received money from the late 
billionaire H.L. Hunt, claims the former number one aide to the Texas oil tycoon. 

But, said John W. Curington — Hunt’s special assistant for 12 years — Hunt did 
not mastermind the killing. ‘Tt was a_ mistake. Right-wing Hunt followers knew he hated 
Kennedy and they thought they were doing what Hunt wanted.” 

Breaking his silence for the first time in an exclusive ENQUIRER interview, Curington linked 
Hunt to key figures in the assassination with these startling revelations: 

• The day before Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby at Dallas police headquarters, Hunt 
ordered Curington to spy on police security surrounding Oswald — and was “elated” to learn it was lax. 

• Several weeks after JFK’s death, Oswald’s wife Marina was seen leaving the elevator that served 
Hunt’s executive office. 



• Later, the billionaire confided to top aides that he knew there was a conspiracy to kill Kennedy. 
None of these facts has ever been brought to light despite years of 
probing by the FBI, Secret Service, police, Congressional committees 
and the Warren Conunission. 



Curington, 49, who from 1957 to 1969 wielded enormous power as the 
right-hand man of the eccentric, right-wing, Kennedy-hating Hunt, told The 
ENQUIRER: “An gazing group of political parasites was drawn to Hunt 
because of his radical right-wing views. These people were often working 
class Americans. They were not employees. in the Hunt organization but they 
were paid in cold hard cash with Hunt moneys to promote his views. 

“They were members of right-wing groups like the John Birch Society, 
Liberty Lobby and the KKK in New York, Washington, Dallas and other places 
where they .distributed propaganda, reported on alleged Communist figures 
and wrote letters to the editor for publication in various newspapers.” 
When Hunt bankrolled * these people, he gave Curington and other top 
aides bundles of cash up to $40,000 whiph were passed to lower aides who 
then ^tnbuted the cash to fringe right-wing radicals outside of the Hunt 
organization, said Curington. “One thSig was certain — Hunt didn’t want 
any receipts so that the money could be traced to him. There was a com- 
plete lack of control over how it was spent. 

“Hunt became quite accessible by phone to certain fringe right-wingers. 
He Raveled a great deal and met many of them while others would write 
to him and he sometimes gave them his special unlisted phone number.’* 
By early 1960. Hunt went all out against Kennedy. “H.L. very much did 
not want Kennedy elected President and did everything he could to keep 
him from being elected,” recalled religious TV personality Dr. W.A. Cris- 
weU, a close Hunt friend and pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, 
the largest Baptist con- 
gregation in the U.S. 

Said Curington: “Hunt 
was often heard by top 
aides and followers to say 
that America would be 
much better off without 
Kennedy. 

“But these Hunt follow- 
ers overreacted. Believing 
they were acting on Hunt’s 
veiled instructions, they 
set out to eliminate Ken- 
nedy — literally. 

“I’m convinced Oswald 
was a third-string parasite 
who was brought in to help ®*i*:*®S^**^^ 
in the whole affair.” 

To back up his belief, Curington re-* 
cently turned over to the FBI a copy 
of a letter that he’s convinced was 
written by Oswald to H.L. Hunt. After 
questioning Curington for several 
hours, the FBI made the letter public. 

'The handwritten letter — dated Nov. 





«aad»amaaon — states: “Dear Mr 
Hunt, I would like information con- 
cenpg my position. I am asking only 
for information. I am suggesting that 
we discuss the matter fully ^fore 

^ r®” anyone 

® Tnl Lee Harvey Oswald.” 

Three handwriting analysts — ^ 
certified with the International Grap^ 
oan^^ysis Society — concluded that it 
IS the authentic writing of Lee Har- 
vey Oswald and was written •• 

Smd Cunn^n, who is writing a 
^k a^ut his years with Hunt: “I 
Knew H.L. Hunt intimately for 12 
years and I had access to confidential 
information. I’m convinced that Hunt 

X Muenced the assassina. 
tion of John F. Kennedy.” 

-rae suspicion of a link between Hunt 
and the assassination struc k Curing- 





ton's eyes immediately af- 
ter JFK was slain. Curing- 
ton recalled: 

“The day after Oswald 
was arrested I was called 
urgently to Hunt's office. 
Hunt told me he wanted to 
find out what security 
measures surrounded Os- 
wald at the Dallas police 
headquarters and city jail. 

“I was an attorney and it 
just so happened on that 
very day a woman who did 
ironing for my family had 
asked my help because her 
husband had been arrested 
for driving while intoxi- 
cated and so that gave me a perfect 
official excuse for being at the police 
station. 

“While the police were interrogating 
Oswald, 1 walked in and out of the 
station three times. I was 
never stopped or challenged 
and the briefcase which I car- 
ried was never searched — 
even when I ended up on the 
same elevator with Oswald 
and a policeman. Oswald had 
blood trickling from the cor- 
ner of his mouth and a bloody 
Band-Aid on his forehead. I 
assumed he had been ‘worked 
over' by the police. 




JACK RUBY SHOOTS Lee Har- 
vey Oswald at Dallas police head- 
quarters. The day before. Hunt 
was ''elated'' when he heard se- 
curity for Oswald was lax. 

why be wanted the report. I never 
questioned his orders — I just car- 
ried them out.*' 

The next morning Jack Ruby walk- 
ed into the police station and shot Os- 
wald to death. 

(Curington was the attorney for the 
man ch^ged with drunk driving and 
appeared at the police station on Nov. 
22, 1963, The ENQUIRER confirmed 
after checking police records and talk- 
ing to relatives of the man.) 

A few weeks after the shooting Cur- 
ington found another suspicious con- 
nection between Hunt and the assassi- 
nation. “It was a Saturday and I met 
H.L. at his office in down- 
town Dallas. He told me to 
lock up all the executive of- 
fices and then go to the 
ground floor and stop any- 
one — including staff — from 
using the elevators which 
went up to the executive of- 
fices. 

“I saw no one come in. All 
other offices were closed. 
Then an elevator that serves 



I could have easily killed the executive suite came 

— - Morina Oswold . 



him right then. During my 
visits to the station, I took all the 
time I needed to see where the ex- 
its, desk clerks, elevators and guards 
were. 

“Late that night Hunt insisted I 
give him a full report of what I had 
seen inside the station, particularly 
the elevators which brought prisoners 
down from the holding cells. 

“I told Hunt there was no security 
around Qswald. Hunt was. delighted. 
He weg.^^t^. Rut he never tpld me 



down. A woman walked out. 
It was Marina Oswald. I have no 
doubt in my mind. 

“I watched her get into a waiting 
car and a man drove her away." 

When contacted by The ENQUIRER 
at her home 40 miles from Dallas, 
Marina, who has since remarried, 
emphatically denied she had ever vis- 
ited H.L. Hunt. “I don’*t think I've 
ever met Mr. Hunt and I certainly 
never visited, his offices,*/ she said. 

P/e?pite her denial, Cm?ngton is .con- 



vinced that the woman he saw was 
Marina. “I believe Hunt summoned 
her to find out what, if anything, Os- 
wald had told her. Also Hunt could’ve 
been questioning her about Oswald's 
letter to him. Hunt, always considered 
himself skilled at interrogating people, 
and he could’ve very easily arranged 
the meeting personally. There were 
times when he didn’t trust anyone 
else." 

When the Warren Commission was 
established, Hunt made sure he knew 
its every move, said Curington. 

“H.L. was very interest^ in the 
Warren Commission investigation," he 
said. “We had an intelligence system 
set up so that we received dally re- 
ports from Washington on the commis- 
sion's activities." 

In 1967, said Curington, Hunt told 
his senior aides he knew there was a 
conspiracy to assassinate JFK and 
that Osw^d did not act alone. 

Hunt stressed this belief during a 
remarkable conversation with several 
top aides four years after the assassi- 
nation, confirmed Walter Tabaka, 56, 
a Washington lobbyist for Hunt for 
nine years. Tabaka recall^: 

“One of us suggested to Hunt that 
he put up a $100,000 reward for any 
information leading to the Kennedy 
assassination. Hunt said, 'If I do that 
I’ll be a marked man within 48 hours.’ 

“I said, ‘Mr. Hunt, do you mean 
there was a conspiracy?’ His two 
words were: ‘sure was.* ” 

Curington told ’ The ENQUIRER: 
“This was confirmation for me that 
Hunt didn’t just think there was a con- 
spiracy — he knew. 

“H.L. Hunt was a great patriot who 
believed what he was doing was right 
for America. It's so sad to think that 
his views were distorted by a few 
right-wingers who plunged America 
into tragedy." 

— WILLIAM DICK and KEN POTTEK 

Key statements of John W. Curington were Jn- 
deperidentiy analyzed by two experts usirw the 
truth-detecting Psychological Stress Evaluator 
(PSE), a device so reliobfe thot PSE results have 
been used In legal proceedings or accepted os 
court evidence In 14 states. 

The experts — Charles R. McQuisfon, co-lnven- 
tor of the PSE, ond Dorothy Kuhorsky, of Verl- 
metrlcs Corp., In Miomi — carefully orwlyzed 
Curington's remarks, including his statements that 
right-wingers overreacted to H.L. Hunt^s hatred 
of John F. Kennedy, that on Hunt's orders Cur- 
ington checked police securi^ surrounding Lee 
Harvey Oswald ond thot Curington did see 
Morino Oswald. 

"I charted the entire Interview ond In my opin- 
ion what he (Curington) said he believed to 
be the truth," said Miss Kuhorsky. Added McQuis- 
ton: "I eor^luged that he is telling the truth. 
He dispibyea no abnormal ‘ stress in stating the 
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BREAKS SILENCE: John W. Cur- 
ington, H.L. Hunt's special assis- 
tant for 12 years, says JFK's kill- 
ers "thought they were doing what 
Hunt wanted." In background is 
Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where 
President Kennedy was shot.